Books by Faculty

Truth Seekers: Voices of Peace and Nonviolence from Gandhi to Pope Francis

Orbis Books, 2020

A new book edited by David Cortright brings voices for peace and nonviolence from around the world into conversation.

Islamic Law and International Law: Peaceful Resolution of Disputes

Oxford University Press, 2019

There are twenty-nine Islamic law states (ILS) in the world today, and their Muslim population is over 900 million. In Islamic Law and International Law, Emilia Justyna Powell (Kroc faculty fellow) examines the differences and similarities between the Islamic legal tradition and international law, focusing in particular on the issue of conflict management and resolution.

Serious Youth in Sierra Leone: An Ethnography of Performance and Global Connection

Oxford University Press, 2019

In Catherine Bolten’s recently published book, "Serious Youth in Sierra Leone," she presents findings on generational preconceptions and their impact on young men in Makeni, Sierra Leone. Her research has implications for everything from development to post-conflict reconstruction to how millennials are perceived and engaged around the world.

Days of Awe: Reimagining Jewishness in Solidarity with Palestinians

University of Chicago Press, 2019

Atalia Omer's book traces the development of American Jewish solidarity with Palestinians and the diverse social movements that have shaped this advocacy. She also explores the implications of this developing solidarity for Jewish tradition and identity now and into the future.

Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom: First-Nation Know-How for Global Flourishing

Peter Lang, 2019

Edited by Darcia Narvaez (Kroc faculty fellow). Indigenous Sustainable Wisdom: First Nation Know-how for Global Flourishing's contributors describe ways of being in the world that reflect a worldview that guided humanity for 99% of human history: They describe the practical traditional wisdom that stems from Nature-based relational cultures that were or are guided by this worldview. 

When Fiction and Philosophy Meet: A Conversation with Flannery O'Connor and Simone Weil

Mercer University Press, 2019

In "When Fiction and Philosophy Meet" Ruthann K. Johansen (Kroc faculty fellow) and E. Jane Doering explore the intersection between the philosophy of Simone Weil from Paris, France, and the fiction of Flannery O'Connor from the Southern state of Georgia, USA.

Arabs and Jews in Ottoman Palestine Two Worlds Collide

Indiana University Press, 2019

Alan Dowty (Kroc faculty fellow) traces the earliest roots of the conflict to the Ottoman Empire in the 19th century, arguing that this historical approach highlights constant clashes between religious and ethnic groups in Palestine. 

The Israel/Palestine Reader

Polity Books, 2019

Edited by Alan Dowty (Kroc Institute Faculty Fellow). Introduction to any complex international conflict is enriched when the voices of the  is adversaries are heard.  The Israel/Palestine Reader an innovative collection, focused on the human dimension of the ongoing Israeli–Palestinian confrontation. Its vivid and illuminating readings present the voices of the diverse parties through personal testimonies and analyses.

The Peace Continuum

Oxford University Press, 2018

Authors Patrick Regan, Christian Davenport, and Erik Melander offer a parallax view of how the authors think about peace and the complexities that surround the concept.

Healthy Conflict in Contemporary American Society: From Enemy to Adversary

Cambridge University Press, 2018

Jason A. Springs argues that, in circumstances riven with conflict between strong religious identities and deep moral and political commitments, productive engagement may depend on thinking creatively about how to constructively utilize conflict and intolerance.


Understanding Quality Peace: Peacebuilding after Civil War

Routledge, 2018

Editors Peter Wallensteen and Madhav Joshi provide an analytical framework for understanding how the concept of quality peace can be used to evaluate post-conflict peacebuilding, using social science, statistics, and case studies.

Governance for Peace: How Inclusive, Participatory and Accountable Institutions Promote Peace and Prosperity

Cambridge University Press, 2017

Governance for Peace by David Cortright presents a comprehensive analysis of the dimensions of governance that are most likely to prevent armed conflict and foster sustainable peace.

The Journey of Reconciliation: Groaning for a New Creation in Africa

Orbis Books, 2017

Through a collection of essays, Emmanuel Katongole portrays different dimensions of what it means for Christians in Africa to receive the gift and invitation of reconciliation in the midst of the stubborn realities of war, poverty and violence.

Born from Lament: The Theology and Politics of Hope in Africa

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017

For Emmanuel Katongole, there is no more urgent theological task than to provide an account of hope for those enduring Africa’s endless cycles of violence, war, poverty, and displacement.

Civil Society, Peace, and Power

Rowman & Littlefield, 2016

Editors David Cortright, Melanie Greenberg and Laurel Stone illustrate the growth of civil society involvement in national, regional, and international peacebuilding policy through a number of case studies which feature women's perspectives and voices from the Global South. 

Peace through Law: Reflections on Pacem in Terris from Philosophy, Law, Theology, and Political Science

Nomos/Aschendorf/Bloomsbury, 2016

Editors Heinz-Gerhard Justenhoven and Mary Ellen O’Connell offer reflections on Pope John XXIII’s peace encyclical Pacem in Terris from the disciplines of philosophy, law, theology, and political science.

The Puzzle of Peace: The Evolution of Peace in the International System

Oxford University Press, 2016

Gary Goertz, Paul F. Diehl, and Alexandru Balas reconceptualize peace as more than the absence of war.

Quality Peace: Peacebuilding, Victory, & World Order

Oxford University Press, 2015

Peter Wallensteen offers a broad analysis of peacebuilding, isolating what does and not work when settling conflicts.

The Politics of Global Climate Change

Paradigm, 2015

Patrick Regan articulates a multi-level political process for influencing climate change legislation, beginning with local politics.

Drones and the Future of Armed Conflict

University of Chicago Press, 2015

Editors David Cortright, Rachel Fairhurst and Kristen Wall present a conversation among leading scholars that analyzes the legal, ethical and strategic implications of American drone warfare.